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Saddle & Bridle Club Has
Winaers From Yancey
The Mt. Mitchell Saddle S
Bridle Club is making a good
showing in all of the shows in
Western North Carolina. In
every show that is in the area
there are first, second or third
place winners from Burnsville.
Interest in this club is picking
up rapidly. For instance, this
past June 13 and 14,
Men’s Club
Program Set
The Burnsville Men's Club
at its regular meeting on Mon
day night, June 22, will have
a program of exceptional in
terest on wild life presented by
staff members of the U.S. For
est Service.
Since the program should
be of special interest to sports
men, nature lovers and all
those interested in maintaining
the natural beauty of Yancey
County, the club is inviting
the public to attend, begimipg
at 8 o'clock. The meeting is
being held at the Bumsv i1 le
Community Building.
Jim Covington, chairman of
the program committee, is
arranging the program, which
will include, among other
things, the showing of a For
est Service film. At 7
before the wild life program,
the club members will have
their usual supper, followed by
a very short business meeting.
1970 Chrysler Newport
Lucky Winner Contest
A "Lucky Winner Contest" is in progress at the Carolina
Tire Store in Burnsville and the prize being offered is a
1970 Chrysler Newport. The $4,596 car is on display at
the Burnsville Carolina Tire Store until Monday, June 22.
"No purchase is necessary to participate',' says Will Ben
nett, manager of the Burnsville store, "We have the entry
blanks here; all you have to do is come by and fill one out
Registration deadline is July 31."
there were eight blue ribbons
brought back to Burnsville from
Mars Hill and Newland. Sat
urday, June 13, the English
Pleasure Championship Class
the Halter Class and the Eng -
lish Pleasure Class was won by
Miss Gwen Tomberlin with her
own "Gypsy Rover.", with Miss
Rhonda Robinson and hefr siste;
Miss Belinda Robinson, takirg
second in each class with their
"Glory B."
The Western Pleasure for
men was won by Mr. Danny
Hughes with his "PeppyConnie/J
a fine quarter horse and the
Walking Horse Champions h ip
was won by Mr. Warren Hughes
with a beautiful walking horse,
Sunday, June 14, at Newland,
th® English Pleasure Class was
won by Miss Belinda Robins on
on "Glory B". The Men's Wes
tern Pleasure was won by Dan
ny Hughes on Peppy Connie...
The Open Western Pleasure had
a third place winner from Burns
ville, Mr. Alan Styles on his
Miss Vickie Slagle took first
place in the Racking Class on
her "Copper S. Sun".
This is just an example of
what our local young people can
and are doing with their time
and energy. This good, clean
sport sparks tremendous interest
for the entire family.
The Mt. Mitchell Saddle &
Bridle Club will sponsor a show
in Burnsville on July 11.
Jeannie Ray
Local Girl Competes For
Rhododendron Crown
Miss Jeannie Ray, 18-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Ray of Burnsville, is
among the 18 contestants for
Miss North Carolina Rhododen
dron Queen in this week's Rho
dodendron Festival which will
be climaxed with ceremonie s
on Roan Mountain Saturday,
June 20.
Jeannie, who is being spon
sored by The Northwestern
Bank of Burnsville, is a 1970
graduate of East Yancey High
School and plans to attend
Mars Hill College in the fall
Her talent performance in the
Rhododendron Festival will be
singing "Raindrops Falling On
My Head", an Academy Award
winning song from the movie,
Sun Dance Kid.
In addition to her singing
talent, Jeannie sews well,
plays both the piano and the
organ. She is active in the
Higgins Memorial United Meth
odist Church in Burnsville. Her
brother, Gary Ray, a Junior at
Appalachian State University,
will be her escort for the Rho
dodendron ball. t
The contestants for senior \
queen will be honored at a ban
quet in Harris High Gym in
Spruce Pine Wednesday night
Competition for the queer*
title will be held Thursday and
Friday nights in Bakersville^md
the events each night will be
followed by street dancing in
that town.
The festival will be climax
ed on Saturday afternoon by
ceremonies on the Roan start
ing at 12:30.
Judges for the Rhododerdrcn
Queen Pageant are Leon Camp
bell of Statesville, Mrs. Law
rence D. Kelley of Martinarilkfr
Va., Vance W. Cline Jr. of
Greensville, S.C., Mrs.R.E.
Butner Jr. and James C. Adam%
Judges for the talent show divi
sion -an added division this
year in which each of the five
high schools in the Tri-County
area of Avery, Mitchell and
Yancey are invited to enter ta
lent Tuesday night - are Mrs.
Arthur Dittos Marion, Bill Hart
of the Asheville Citizen-Times f
and Mrs. Joyce Summey of
Chitkea Supper
At South Toe
The South Toe PTA is spon
soring a Chicken Supper, Bar
bequed or fried,' Saturday, June
20. Serving time from 5:00
to 8:00 p. m. Everyone is wel
Proceeds for fids Chic ken
Supper will be used for further
school improvement.
Church Holds
Service Os
On Wednesday evening June
24, at 8:00 p.m. The First
Baptist Church will hold a ser -
vice of dedication for the
memorial organ in the sanctu -
ary. The service will be
followed by a dedicatory reci
The Rodgers Organ, a me -
morial to Mrs. Alice Ray, the
church organist and pianist for
47 years until her death i n
early 1969, was installed in
the sanctuary by Dunham's Mu
sic House of Asheville shortly
before the church moved into
its new facilities on the square.
James C. Richardson, a
former minister of music ->t
First Baptist, will present the
decUcaitsry-mcMl. Mr. Rich—
ardson, a magna cum laude
graduate of Mars Hill College
with a B.M. degree in
is presently organist-choirmas
ter at Douglas Boulevard Chris
tian Church in Louisville, Ky,
and a student in the School Os
Church Music of Southern Bap
tist Theological Seminary. A
member of the American GuiH
of Organists, he has won the
A. G, O. state competitions in
both North Carolina and Ken -
Recognized as an outstand -
mg performer, Mr. Richardscn
has recently presented concerts
in Louisville; Martinsville, Vir
ginia; Statesville, North Caro
lina; and at Mars Hill College.
He has studied with John Man
son, Donna Nagey Robertson
and is presently a student of Ds
James Good.
The public is cordially in
vit eel to attend this service of
dedication and the recital.
Teenagers Go
To Wisconsin
Last Thursday at five-thirty
in the morning, thirty - eight
sleepy teenagers from the four
county area, left for Wisconsin
aboard a chartered Trailways
bus to participate in an ex
change trip sponsored by the
Pioneers Youth Council and
the 4-H. From Yancey County
seven teenagers were involved:
Michael Hopson, who will be
staying at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Wagenbach of
Barron, Wis.; Nina Fay Hens
ley, staying with Mr. and Mrs.
(Cont'd on page 13)

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